So I am making major progress in creating cutlists and seeing how this affects the BOM. One of the things I just did was add a "Total Length" to a property that I called "Size". What was happening was that the weldment profile was used to generate something like L3x3x1/4, but left off the length. So after searching the forum, I found the answer here:https://forum.solidworks.com/message/458204#comment-458204
Perhaps my question should be worded with different terminology (not sure). How does one know to add: "LENGTH@@@Cut-List-Item<n>.SLDPRT"?
Is there a recommended source for learning a little more about what all this code stuff " @@@ $$#12342;dj;fasd;fasd;j,.....etc. really means? Because my first attempt at doing what I hoped to accomplish was copying the value in the cut-list property field and paste it in the weldment part (without the file name):"TOTAL LENGTH@@@ANGLE<1>@D5440 Panel 1.SLDPRT". didn't work. I can sort of see why LENGTH@@@Cut-List-Item<n>.SLDPRT was the proper variable, but how does a newbie like myself know to type in "Cut-List-Item"? Thank you for any assistance.